Camera Porn Friday

Often simply written as "W/NW" - your favorite photos. Explain them, or let your photos (film or digital) speak for themselves.
User avatar
PFMcFarland
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 2336
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland »

Bennybee wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:47 am
Phil, that's a really nice Canon camera. I have always wanted a rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses. My adventure with the nice Retina IIIS ended when the internal string broke, and the stint with a Kiev ended early as well. While Nikons and Leicas are usually beyond my budget, the Canon P and Canon 7 seem more affordable but sadly many of them on the auction site seem to have wrinkled shutter curtains. Still looking...
Mine has wrinkled curtains, and it does not affect the operation one bit, Benny. Now if they looked like an old ball of aluminum foil that's been unrolled that's another matter. The older Canon models don't have titanium shutter curtains. You could look into getting a Nicca, or any of the other Leica copies if you want an interchangeable lens rangefinder on a budget.

PF
Last edited by PFMcFarland on Thu Jul 13, 2023 12:39 am, edited 1 time in total.


Waiting for the light
User avatar
PFMcFarland
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 2336
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland »

melek wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2023 9:45 am
My second least favorite camera of all time and mostly because it's so damn ugly!
PFMcFarland wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2023 3:23 pm
Kodak 35 RF

A nice camera if you don't mind stripping the skin off your fingers or the sprockets on the film.

Image
Kodak 35RF by P F McFarland, on Flickr

PF
The ugly bit is why it was so appealing to me. It has that utilitarian look which makes it mysterious to folks who don't know how cameras work.

PF
Waiting for the light
User avatar
PFMcFarland
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 2336
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland »

Agfa Jsorette

Image
Solinar by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Some Solinar goodness to cool you down on this hot summer day.

Image
Cold Daggers by P F McFarland, on Flickr

PF
Waiting for the light
Bennybee
Enthusiast
Enthusiast
Posts: 473
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:34 am
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by Bennybee »

Very capable Solinar on this (may I say?) rather simple but good looking Isorette!
User avatar
PFMcFarland
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 2336
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland »

Bennybee wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:40 am
Very capable Solinar on this (may I say?) rather simple but good looking Isorette!
The simpler the better, I feel.

PF
Waiting for the light
titrisol
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 659
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:14 am
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by titrisol »

PFMcFarland wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2023 1:43 pm

Some Solinar goodness to cool you down on this hot summer day.

PF
Those black Jsor(l)ettes are the best looking!
Awesome Solinar goodness
If you can't fix it with a hammer... you got an electrical problem
even duct tape can't fix stupid.... but it can muffle it (SilentObserver)
My Flickr -ipernity
Thanks CE Nelson ;)
User avatar
PFMcFarland
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 2336
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland »

titrisol wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2023 4:38 pm
PFMcFarland wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2023 1:43 pm

Some Solinar goodness to cool you down on this hot summer day.

PF
Those black Jsor(l)ettes are the best looking!
Awesome Solinar goodness
I just wish I had done some post-processing on the roll, but wanted to also see how accurately the shutter behaved.

PF
Waiting for the light
User avatar
GrahamS
Prolific Poster
Prolific Poster
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:49 am
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by GrahamS »

A good friend loaned me this "to play with." It is a Leica IIIf Black Dial of the very earliest production. The serial numbers of the IIIf started at 525,XXX and this one is 527,XXX. It is fitted with a Canon Serenar 50mm f1.8 lens, which has a very good reputation. It is uncoated, so I will have to take care with lens flare if I shoot into the sun. I have never managed to own a Leica, but not for lack of desire. I'm digging out my 35mm processing tank and reels and will load up the roll of Kodak Double-X that, most thoughtfully, accompanied the camera. Watch this space......

LEICA IIIF WITH CANON 50MM F1.8 SERENAR
D71_8445-Web.jpg
Camera-Wiki tells us this:
The Leica IIIf was Leitz's (later Leica) first 35mm camera body for screw mount lenses with built-in synchronization. It succeeded the Leica IIId, which was a rare variant of the Leica IIIc. Built-in synch means that, unlike its predecessors, the IIIf didn't need an optional rework for flash photography. But flash synchronization still needed an extra adjustment, a contact number between 0 and 20, which depended on the type of flash bulbs used. That was necessary since different types of bulbs needed different flash firing delay times for exact synchronization.

The camera has a coupled rangefinder and a viewfinder designed for use with a 50mm lens. The camera has an M39 lens mount and cold shoe flash mount.

The camera appeared on the market in 1950. The Leica IIIf cameras are known as either Black Dial or Red Dial depending on the color of the engraved numbers on the syncronization dial. The original IIIf had black numbers. In 1952 or 1953, an upgrade to the shutter and flash sync system was carried out and the numbers were changed to red to indicate the new version. On the Red Dial version, the camera included better, more reliable shutter and had an improved flash sync speed of 1/50 of a second vs 1/30 of a second on the Black Dial versions. It was further upgraded with the addition of a self-timer in 1954. Serial number range: BD 525,001 - 611,000. RD 615,001 - 685,000. RD-ST 685,001 - 825,000. A total of 5,367 cameras were assembled in Ontario, Canada.[1]

Stanley Kubrick took a famous self portrait in a mirror using this camera while working as a staff photographer for LOOK Magazine. The photo is now part of the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection residing in the US Library of Congress.[2]
GrahamS
Age brings wisdom....or age shows up alone. You never know.
titrisol
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 659
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:14 am
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by titrisol »

Incredibly enough, I got a Leica IIIF BD last week!
An old man dropped it on my lap the other day, as none of his kids/grandkids would appreciate it!
S/N places it in 1951/2 (leica wiki) and the lens is also from 1951.
RF needed horizontal adjustments, but thanks to Rick Oleson's instructions, that was a breeze
Image

I took to WestChicago this week, and the Elmar 50/3.5 seems plenty sharp
Chicago from the plane - the spots belong to a dirty sensor in the DSLR :(
Image
If you can't fix it with a hammer... you got an electrical problem
even duct tape can't fix stupid.... but it can muffle it (SilentObserver)
My Flickr -ipernity
Thanks CE Nelson ;)
User avatar
PFMcFarland
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 2336
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm
Contact:

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland »

GrahamS wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2023 7:49 am
A good friend loaned me this "to play with." It is a Leica IIIf Black Dial of the very earliest production. The serial numbers of the IIIf started at 525,XXX and this one is 527,XXX. It is fitted with a Canon Serenar 50mm f1.8 lens, which has a very good reputation. It is uncoated, so I will have to take care with lens flare if I shoot into the sun. I have never managed to own a Leica, but not for lack of desire. I'm digging out my 35mm processing tank and reels and will load up the roll of Kodak Double-X that, most thoughtfully, accompanied the camera. Watch this space......

LEICA IIIF WITH CANON 50MM F1.8 SERENAR
D71_8445-Web.jpg

Camera-Wiki tells us this:
The Leica IIIf was Leitz's (later Leica) first 35mm camera body for screw mount lenses with built-in synchronization. It succeeded the Leica IIId, which was a rare variant of the Leica IIIc. Built-in synch means that, unlike its predecessors, the IIIf didn't need an optional rework for flash photography. But flash synchronization still needed an extra adjustment, a contact number between 0 and 20, which depended on the type of flash bulbs used. That was necessary since different types of bulbs needed different flash firing delay times for exact synchronization.

The camera has a coupled rangefinder and a viewfinder designed for use with a 50mm lens. The camera has an M39 lens mount and cold shoe flash mount.

The camera appeared on the market in 1950. The Leica IIIf cameras are known as either Black Dial or Red Dial depending on the color of the engraved numbers on the syncronization dial. The original IIIf had black numbers. In 1952 or 1953, an upgrade to the shutter and flash sync system was carried out and the numbers were changed to red to indicate the new version. On the Red Dial version, the camera included better, more reliable shutter and had an improved flash sync speed of 1/50 of a second vs 1/30 of a second on the Black Dial versions. It was further upgraded with the addition of a self-timer in 1954. Serial number range: BD 525,001 - 611,000. RD 615,001 - 685,000. RD-ST 685,001 - 825,000. A total of 5,367 cameras were assembled in Ontario, Canada.[1]

Stanley Kubrick took a famous self portrait in a mirror using this camera while working as a staff photographer for LOOK Magazine. The photo is now part of the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection residing in the US Library of Congress.[2]
Nice combination there, Graham. I think the Canon takes a Ser VI hood.

PF
Waiting for the light
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests